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Reynolds, Indians hit Price hard, rout Rays 13-0

Source : AP
Last Updated: Sun, Apr 07, 2013 21:15 hrs

, Fla. (AP) — Mark Reynolds and Lonnie Chisenhall hit three-run homers off AL Cy Young Award winner David Price, Justin Masterson pitched seven strong inning and the Cleveland Indians hammered the Tampa Bay Rays 13-0 on Sunday.

Reynolds homered twice. Carlos Santana had a career-high five hits, including a home run off Fernando Rodney and a pair of doubles. Michael Bourn also homered for the Indians.

Price (0-1) gave up eight runs, 10 hits and three walks in five innings. He had been 5-0 with a 1.64 ERA in six career starts against Cleveland.

It was a tough day for top pitchers. The reigning NL winner, R.A. Dickey, was roughed up by Boston by the same 13-0 score in a romp over Toronto.

Reynolds made it 4-0 with his big homer in the third inning and added a solo drive in the seventh off Kyle Farnsworth. Chisenhall's shot came in the fifth.

Masterson (2-0) allowed two hits against a team that's often tagged him. He was 1-7 with a 7.74 ERA in his previous 13 games against Tampa Bay, with the other win coming in 2008 when he was with Boston.

Masterson struck out eight, walked three and retired his final 13 batters. Joe Smith and Vinnie Pestano completed a four-hitter.

The Rays had posted shutouts in the first two games of the series, winning 4-0 on Friday and 6-0 Saturday over Cleveland.

Drew Stubbs hit an RBI single in the second, ending Cleveland's stretch of 20 consecutive scoreless innings.

Price left trailing 8-0. The left-hander got a no-decision on opening day, giving up two runs and seven hits over six innings in Tampa Bay's 7-4 loss to Baltimore.

Asdrubal Cabrera and Ryan Raburn walked to start the Cleveland third and Reynolds homered with one out. Reynolds is 4 for 24 with three homers against Price.

Santana had an RBI double in the fifth before Chisenhall's first homer this season.

Reynolds' second homer of the game came in a two-run seventh as the Indians took a 10-0 lead. Bourn hit a solo home run in the eighth.

NOTES: Indians RHP Cody Allen said there was no intent when he hit Rays 3B Evan Longoria in the buttocks with a pitch Saturday. Allen said Sunday he was trying to keep Longoria from getting his bat extended and the pitch got away from him. Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said after Saturday's game that he felt it was intentional and stemmed from a home-plate collision earlier in the game between Rays OF Desmond Jennings and Indians C Lou Marson. ... Marson, who left Saturday's game with a cervical neck strain, said he felt better Sunday and did some pregame on-field work. ... Cleveland optioned RHP Trevor Bauer to Triple-A Columbus. RHP Carlos Carrasco, who had been serving a five-game suspension dating from July 2011, is back on the active roster.




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